Haiti's Need for
There are over 400,000 children without parents in Haiti. Despite these staggering numbers, we believe God has a plan to give every child a hope and a future. The question to us as North Americans is this: Will we assume responsibility – the ability to respond – or will we allow God’s children to carry these burdens alone?
What We’re doing now
At the end of 2010, the children at our Hope House orphanage moved into the new Village of Hope. The village consists of 6 quads (6 buildings with 4 homes each = 24 total homes), as well as a new kitchen/dining area, playground, and sports pavilion.
There are over 65 wonderful children currently at the Village of Hope orphanage, ranging in age from infant to young adult. Children are provided 24-hour care by “mommies” who live on campus. Each mommy takes care of about 6 children, which provides the feeling of family and ensures each child is given attention. Pastors act as the spiritual fathers of these children, mentoring and discipling them alongside the mothers to provide a godly example of manhood and sonship. The children come in hopeless, and through Jesus, they now have great hope, both for this life and all eternity.
Our plans for 2015
The Bible is very clear on our responsibility to care for the fatherless. It is our desire to be an agent and facilitator of transformation in as many of these children’s lives as possible, serving as the hands of Christ to protect, redeem and transform His children and teaching local churches to take on this biblical call as well. Mission of Hope aims to help the orphans through the Village of Hope orphanage as well as partnerships with other orphanages throughout Haiti.
I sat in a meeting a couple months ago as we discussed some changes on the horizon in regards to our traditional Haitian meal for Sunday night dinner at Mission of Hope. As we continue to grow (praise the Lord), we began brainstorming the best thing for our Haitian staff & their days off, the team members we... Read More »
Whenever a new child comes in to the orphanage I always take some time with their family to get their story, where they came from, their family history and why the family made the decision to bring them to the orphanage. It is so important when the children get older, and start to ask questions, that we can share... Read More »
Pierre, affectionally called 'Ti Pierre' (Little Pierre) by the Hope House kids, is a child like no other. I remember Sarah's phone call like it was yesterday, when she told me that there had just been a baby boy abandoned at the clinic. Later, when he was plopped into my arms for his first night at... Read More »
$150,000 to expand the House of Hope.
What you can do
Donate to the Village of Hope. Help us expand our village to be able to provide for 150 orphans by 2015.